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Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves

作者: Adam Hochschild
出版商: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2005.
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An account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. In 1787, twelve men gathered in a London printing shop to pursue a seemingly impossible goal: ending slavery in the largest empire on earth. Along the way, they would pioneer most of the tools citizen activists still rely on today, from wall  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: History
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 0618104690 9780618104697 9780618619078 0618619070
OCLC系統控制編碼: 56390513
獎賞: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2005
描述: viii, 468 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
内容: pt. I. World of bondage : Many golden dreams ; Atlantic wanderer ; Intoxicated with liberty ; King sugar ; A tale of two ships --
pt. II. From tinder to flame : A moral steam engine ; The first emancipation ; "I questioned whether I should even get out of it alive: ; Am I not a man and a brother? ; A place beyond the seas ; "Ramsay is dead, I have killed him" --
pt. III. "A whole nation crying with one voice" : An eighteenth-century book tour ; The blood-sweetened beverage ; Promised land ; The sweets of liberty ; High noon in Parliament --
pt. IV. War and revolution : Bleak decade ; At the foot of Vesuvius ; Redcoats' graveyard ; "These gilded Africans" --
pt. V. Bury the chains : A side wind ; Am I not a woman and a sister? ; "Come, shout o'er the grave --
Epilogue: "To feel a just indignation" --
Appendix : Where was Equiano born?
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When twelve men, mostly Quakers, met in a print shop in London on May 22, 1787, slavery was an accepted fact of life. There had always been slavery. All the great empires had had slaves, and Great Britain was keeping a tradition. Without slaves in all of its colonies, especially in the rich sugar...
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